SPANISH infrastructure authority ADIF has awarded contracts for civil works on three sections of the high speed line between Madrid and Valencia, all lying between the capital and Cuenca. A joint venture of Constructora San Jos? and Arci?n is building the 21?5?km Oca?a - Villarrubia section under a contract worth k53?4m. The 9?8?km Villarrubia de Santiago - Santa Cruz de la Zarza section has been awarded to Copasa for k24?5m, while a joint venture of Conacon and Sando is to build the 11?7?km between Santa Cruz de la Zarza and Taranc?n for k14?7m. On the branch to Alacant, the Spanish cabinet has given its approval for tenders to be called for civil works on the 10?km La Alcoraya - Alacant section within a budget of k105?9m, as well as 7?3?km through Albacete where the budget is k70?2m. On the Madrid - Barcelona route, tenders are to be called within a budget of k16?6m for a contract to undertake tracklaying on the 12?6?km between Sant Joan Desp? and Barcelona Sants, including 11?3?km of slab track. ADIF has brought into service a double-track 17?6?km connection to the port of Barcelona from Castellbisbal to Can Tunis, running parallel to the high speed line for 12?km and laid to both 1 668?mm and 1 435?mm gauges. H Presenting the first review of the PEIT transport infrastructure plan on February 14, Spanish Prime Minister Jos? Lu?s Rodr?guez Zapatero said that 326?km of high speed lines had been brought into service since his government came to power in March 2004. Investment in new rolling stock totalling k2bn had seen 81 trainsets and 28 locomotives put into service, while orders had been placed for 427 trainsets and 100 freight locos.